An Illustrated Gravity’s Rainbow

In the comments to one of the posts Christina expressed a desire for illustrations of the novel. So I give you Zak Smith’s Illustrations for Each Page of Gravity’s Rainbow. And a sample below. Enjoy.


About Bradley J. Fest

Bradley J. Fest is assistant professor of English at Hartwick College. He is the author of two books of poetry, The Rocking Chair (Blue Sketch, 2015) and The Shape of Things (Salò, 2017), and has published a number of essays on contemporary literature and culture. He blogs at The Hyperarchival Parallax.
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One Response to An Illustrated Gravity’s Rainbow

  1. cjc127 says:

    This is awesome. The illustrations are mostly colorless drawings with ink that I think capture the detail in Pynchon’s writing and also the undetermined reactions of Pynchon’s audience. Creon Upton’s essay, On a Giant’s Shoulders: Zak Smith Illustrates Gravity’s Rainbow, responds to the art in saying “In their different media, Smith and Pynchon are very similar artists: technically and spiritually immersed in tradition, but culturally, thematically, and most of all stylistically, pushing at the edges of futurity.” It is amazing how many different responses Pynchon’s book has brought out.

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